how can i find a lipstick thats "my lips but better", preferably without having to test a billion colors? thanks, i love your blog :)
The safest bet to find a your lip shade but butter lipstick would be going for more of the tinted/sheer lip balm or lipstick. This way your natural lip color will shine through but you’ll still looked put together like you have something on your lips :)
Depending on your natural lip shade you might go for more mauvey shades, rosy shades or paler pink shades. I can’t really tell you what lipsticks will be your perfect my lips but better shade because everyone has a different natural lip color. Personally I love rosy and mauve shades for every day for a natural look, I always keep a rosy/mauve lip gloss or lip balm in my purse for when I want a little color on my lips!
Some of my fav every day sheer/tinted lip products are
Maybelline Color Whispers. These tend to be less glossy than for example the Revlon Lip Butters which I like for every day!
Sugar Tinted Lip Balms. These come in a few different shades like Rose, Berry, Honey, etc all my lip but butter shades which are all on the sheer side. These are extremely moisturizing I always have the Rose shade in my purse!
Try shades like
Revlon Pink In The Afternoon (warm pink)
MAC Coral Bliss (semi sheer coral, new to the cremesheen family!)
MAC Please Me (semi matte, warm pink)
Maybelline Color Whisper in Pin Up Peach (sheer pinky peach)
I prefer using finishing sprays over highlighters sometimes because it looks a little more natural like your skin’s natural “dewyness” and not so much like a powder. They really help your foundation and powder almost melt together into the skin making it look more natural. Great for taking away a powdery finish.
There are finishing sprays and setting sprays which can be the same thing but can also be different. Some sprays will help your makeup last longer while others are strictly for adding dewyness. Usually the ones aimed to keep your makeup on longer dry to more of a satin finish so they don’t add too much of a glow.
I’d recommend setting sprays like MAC Fix Plus, ELF’s Setting Spray (p.s the spray bottle sort of sucks, I like to put it in a different spray bottle), Evian Mineral Water Spray, Urban Decay Dew Me or you can even make your own with rose water or aloe water :)
Hey, which concealers are worth investing in for a kit, I currently use mac pro.long wear, but I want something more compact and with correctors thanks
The graftobian palettes!
They are very popular amongst makeup artists because the quality is great and can be used as a cream foundation or concealer. They make a concealer palettes in warm, cool and neutral and have a smaller separate correcting concealer palette with a few shades :)
You can get the cream palettes here
You can find the corrector palette here
The NARS Ita #21 brush is a fab option! It’s usually sold out but If you check Sephora and Nordstrom enough you might be lucky enough to buy it before it’s sold out again.
Illamasqua Blush Up Brush
Sonia Kashuk used to make a version too but sadly is no longer being sold at the moment :(